I would like to know how to export a hatch shape as a shape file so that it can be used in ArcGIS. I am running C3D 2013 with Map 3D and ArcMap10. I have tried the Output as SDF and the map3d export and I haven't been able to get either to work. I don't have a problem exporting lines, points or polygons. any help would be great. Thx, Jason
p.s. I have included the dwg. of the hatch in question.
A "hatch" is not an object type that can be exported, The boundry can if you convert it to polygon/pline. If you want the hatch patteren then you need to create that in ArcGIS. It's been a few years but ERSI used to allow jpg/bmp files to be used as a patteren so you might try bmpout or jgpout caommands.
You have at least 2 ways to get the goal, sir.
I recommend the first one for every kind of hatches, because you can easily query by area in your Gis.
Ok guys I tried the Hatch boundary and map export to polygon but still not getting anywhere. Once I get to Mapexport I select object type "Polygon"/ Select objects to export "Select Maunally"/ Filter Selection, layers " I select the layer the hatch boundray is on". Then in the data tab: I select "object properties, hatch". Then I select OK and I get a AutoCAD Map Warning (No Entity to Export). I have tried Line, select all under the section tab, also have tried properties combinations and object properties combinations to no prevail. Maybe i dont have the right combinaton. LOL! Please help, Thanks, Jason
K , guys the wblock is attached to the 1st post. FieldGuy I tried that and all I get is a bunch dots. I have no idea whats going on. All I am trying to accomplish is taking this cad data(being a city limits hatch) and convert it into a shp. file so that it can be used in ArcGIS. Thanks to everyone for trying to help.
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